Finance Officer

Recruiter
Kent Police
Location
Maidstone
Posted
06 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity to join a dedicated, professional, motivated, forward thinking, customer focused Finance department.
The successful applicant will provide a financial and budgetary service against a number of portfolios for Kent Police. Ensuring monitoring, forecasting and budget build activities are completed effectively to strict and tight timescales.
The role holder will work closely with the budget holders undertaking financial management activities only once with the same budget manager, managing and maintaining one standard of budget and spend documents.
The role holder will support the heads of departments / budget holders with tracking and monitoring of some of the more complex spend areas, such as large supplier spend & consultancy.
The role will require an element of travel for budget reviews, however for workload efficiency there will be flexibility around the volume of visits.
Kent Police will take a lead in the employment and deployment of this role, however the outputs / products and services will support Corporate Finance Kent and other directorates.
This is an excellent opportunity to ensure best practice efficiencies are delivered across the Force. The customer profile of the role is diverse so relationship management and pro-activity is important.
Applicants must demonstrate their skills and experience in the following areas:
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A minimum of 3 years’ experience of practical finance skills and knowledge in a similarly complex organisation;
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Experience of using SAP financials;
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Budget setting, preferably in an environment with significant staff numbers alongside costing experience for business cases involving staff increases (or decreases).
The following traits and experience are desirable:
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A full AAT qualification (or an accounting qualification of an equivalent level);
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Business partnering skills and experience;
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Knowledge of the police environment.
Technical competencies:
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Finance – Budget Preparation
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Finance – Management Costing
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Customer Services
Behavioural competencies:
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Collaborative – managing relationships & partnerships

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